Flu-Fighting Foods

Does the change in season have you feeling under-the-weather? Try some of these foods in addition to your medicine to ease your symptoms and get on your feet faster.

 

Ginger

The anti-inflammatory gingerols and shogaols in ginger root will help to relieve a sore throat. Ginger is also good for an upset stomach and easing queasiness.

Spicy Food

Wasabi, chili and horseradish will help clear up those sinuses from a head cold. However, if your stomach is upset, it would be best to avoid aggravating it further with anything too hot.

Garlic and Onions

Both of these fragrant vegetables contain phytochemicals that help the body clear bronchitis and other infections.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Helps relieve sore throats and ease congestion. It’s also a great source of vitamins and minerals without being too harsh for a queasy stomach.

Berries

Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are full of powerful antioxidants.

Kale, Broccoli, Cabbage, and other dark leafy greens

These veggies contain glutathione, which strengthens your immune system so it can fight off infections.